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NSU Global Day of Service

On Saturday, January 23, 2021, NSU will celebrate its second annual Global Day of Service, a day dedicated to serving our community with our time and talents.

NSU’s goal is to unite the Shark community and give hope and strength through each of our global day of service events. All events are open to the public and include virtual opportunities.

FREE NSU ALUMNI GIFT: Participate in any project or submit a project to receive a complimentary mouse pad - our way of saying thanks for being a part of this special initiative. 

Questions? Contact or (954) 262-2118.


If you or someone you know is working on a community service project that is in need of support and/or volunteers (virtual or in-person), please let us know!

No service is too big or too small. Click here to submit a project. 


Do you volunteer for a nonprofit organization? Donate to a shelter or cause? Let us know how you serve with your time and talents (and why other Sharks should, as well!) Other examples of service can be a simple act of kindness like paying it forward at a coffee shop or helping a neighbor cut their lawn. 

I Serve, You Serve Social Media Challenge

"I Serve, You Serve" is a great way to share what you're passionate about while encouraging your friends to get involved! Here's how it works:

  1. Share your act of kindness (donating to a nonprofit, helping neighbors, etc,) on social media
  2. Print this challenge graphic and take selfie or post the image on social media and tag two friends
  3. Tag @NSUalumni and let us know you've participated here (for your free gift!) 

Hope Notes: Virtual Letters

"Hope Notes" is a virtual way to write letters to community groups including our country’s troops, frontline healthcare workers, assisted living residents, children in hospitals, and more. The NSU Alumni team will print each letter and include them in a package to the proper organizations. 

  • Click here to write to residents in nursing homes and assisted living facilities
  • Click here to write to our country's troops and servicemen and women 
  • Click here to write to frontline healthcare workers
  • Click here to write to children's hospital patients

Fort Lauderdale Beach Sweep

Saturday, January 23, 2021 
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. 
Location: 300 S Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd (where Las Olas Blvd. meets the beach)

Help keep our beautiful coasts clean to ensure a safe environment for humans and animals alike. Join NSU alumni and friends, and City of Fort Lauderdale community members for this rewarding event. All supplies will be provided. Bring the whole family! Volunteer hours available. 

Click here to RSVP


The following projects have been submitted by and are coordinated by NSU alumni, friends, and community partners. Note that some events take place during the week of January 16 to January 23, 2021. 

In order for NSU to confirm your participation and send out your complimentary NSU alumni gift, you must sign up to confirm your participation. See links for each event below.

Paddle With A Purpose – Waterway and Shoreline Cleanup  | Register on Eventbrite
Saturday, January 16, 2021 | 9 a.m. to 11 am

Every year hundreds of volunteers remove over four to five tons of trash from the North Fork of the New River.  Anything from tires, fire extinguishers to the kitchen sink.  Help us to remove trash and make new friends. This month, our team will meet at George English Park, 1101 Bayview Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304. Kayaks are available on a first come, first serve basis.  We encourage you to bring your own. For more information, contact Robert Figueroa at or (954) 998-7618. 

Count me in! Click here to sign up and get your NSU alumni gift.

Fort Lauderdale United Day  
Monday, January 18, 2021 | 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Sign in starts at 8:30 a.m.)

Join the City of Fort Lauderdale at the L.A. Lee YMCA Family Center, 408 NW 14 Ter, for Fort Lauderdale United Day! Volunteers both young and old will kick off the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service by honoring Dr. King’s legacy of civic engagement.  This year, we are limiting the event to a neighborhood cleanup only in order to follow proper hygiene and social distance guidelines.  We will provide gloves, buckets and sanitized pickers. Volunteers should practice social distancing and are responsible to bring their own face mask and PPE.  Sign in starts at 8:30 a.m. and the clean-up begins at 9 a.m.

For more information, contact Jorg Hruschka at or (954) 828-5568.

Count me in! Click here to sign up and get your NSU alumni gift.

Virtual Prayer Hour with Sharks | Join Here
Monday, January 18, 2021 | 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Join NSU’s Ablaze Campus Ministry, an NSU student organization, in an hour of non-denominational prayer on zoom. We will share words of encouragement and prayers that motivate and give hope to our community. You may also submit special prayer requests through the chat box, we are happy to pray with and for you too.

Count me in! Click here to sign up and get your NSU alumni gift.

Action For Literacy Library Restocking |  RSVP via email
Saturday, January 23, 2021 | 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Join Action For Literacy team leaders to restock 5-10 of Fort Lauderdale’s 97 Little Free Libraries. Each year, caring volunteers collect and distribute over 100,000 age appropriate books to ensure that every child learns to read at the end of third grade. The team will meet at 9:30 a.m. sharp at the city hall parking garage, 100 N. Andrews Ave and are asked to use their personal vehicles to refill 5-10 libraries along a predetermined route.  There will be no personal contact and social distancing can be maintained. All volunteers are asked to bring their own masks and PPE. 

For more information, contact Ray Dettmann at

Count me in! Click here to sign up and get your NSU alumni gift.

Tutoring grades 3-12 with Waverly’s Way
Saturday, January 23, 2021 | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (One hour duration)

In honor of NSU’s Global Day of Service, Waverly's Way (WW) is doing one hour of free tutoring between hours 10 am to 4 pm. WW wants to address the pandemic regression and long-standing educational inequalities that too many of our children experience. Among the most effective ways to impact our future is to pour into the life of a child.

  • If parents of students in grades 3-12 would like to register your children for a free session, please fill out the Parent Form below (use a separate form for each sibling.)
  • If you will donate one or more hours of your time between 10 am and 4 p.m. to teach a specific skill within a subject area for students in grades 3-12, please complete the Tutor Form

For more information, contact Carol Eaddy Langford at

Count me in! Click here to sign up and get your NSU alumni gift.

Food Drive with NSU’s College of Computing and Engineering for Feeding South Florida | Virtual

The College of Computing and Engineering is launching a food drive to support Feeding South Florida's - Feeding Families During COVID-19 initiative. We want to help take a BYTE out of hunger; and hope to make 2021 a better year. Our goal is to raise at least $2,021 to support this initiative. Make a contribution here

For more information, contact Katie Gittleman at

Count me in! Click here to sign up and get your NSU alumni gift.

NSU Jacksonville: Personal Care Kits Drive with United Way of Northeast Florida

Support the United Way of NE Florida and NSU Jacksonville’s donation drive for personal care kits. Students and staff can snap pictures of themselves collecting personal care items, or creating kits and posting to social media. These kits will be donated to individuals in need throughout the northeastern Florida community.

Drop off is in the collection bin next to the security desk at the NSU Jacksonville campus during campus hours. The list of needed items attached here. For more information, contact Samantha Gaulden at, (904) 245-8912.

Count me in! Click here to sign up and get your NSU alumni gift.

Donation and Supply Drive for Good Karma Pet Rescue in Tamarac, FL

Support animals in need at Good Karma Pet Rescue by making a monetary donation and/or purchasing items from their Amazon Wishlist. If you choose to buy items from their Wishlist, please have the items shipped directly to the Good Karma Pet Rescue office in Tamarac.  Make a contribution here or sign up for in-person volunteering here.

 For more information, contact Jeanne Ruggiero at

Count me in! Click here to sign up and get your NSU alumni gift.

Additional events will be added as projects are submitted. Check back for updates!

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